Ripple Effect Film Project 2020

The film contest is open to Pre-K through 12th grade filmmakers of all experience levels in Athens-Clarke County and neighboring counties. Entries can be submitted by an individual or team. Films must be submitted no later than 11:59pm on February 2, 2020. Finalist films will be showcased at the Blue Carpet Premiere in Athens, Georgia in Spring 2020. No entry fees; cash prizes will be awarded!   

Below are the 2019 films selected as Best Overall, Best in Category, and Audience Choice Awards.
Visit the Lily Anne Phibian YouTube channel to view the entire playlist of 2019 Ripple Effect Film Project Finalist films.

Best Overall Award Winner 2019

Congratulations to Alora Plemmons, winner of the Best Overall Award.  In her video, Ocean View, Alora used humor to alert people to the dangers plastic straws create for sea life when not disposed of properly.   

Ripple Effect 2020 Theme

The overarching theme is World Water Day (March 22, 2020), with suggested themes and story-lines below.

  1. Fix a Leak Week
  2. Journey of a Raindrop
  3. Keepin' it Clean
  4. Drought

Fix a Leak

Household leaks can waste nearly 1 trillion gallons of water annually nationwide.  To prevent this water loss, the EPA's WaterSense encourages people to find and repair leaks during Fix a Leak Week, with the next set for March 16-22, 2020.  

2019 Winners: 

Best in Category: Fix a Leak, Jr. Division
Leaks, by Katherine Queen

Winner, Category: Fix a Leak, Sr. Division
Loo Detective, by Michael Baldwin

Audience Choice Winner
Drip, Drip, Drip, by Leslie Johnson's Kindergarten Class


EPA's WaterSense Fix a Leak Week
ACC Water Conservation Office
Detect and Chase Down Leaks
Water Use it Wisely
Fix a Leak Week Family Fact Sheet
Drip Calculator

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